The initiative, the second largest of its kind in India, is designed to enable the Class 12 students of government and government-aided schools of Tamil Nadu to become productive and contributing members of society.
Acer has already started the delivery of its notebooks in September. The deliveries will be made to over 650 schools spread over 7 districts in the state.
Acer has participated in the three previous phases of the project. Acer supplied more than 800,000 laptops to ELCOT, a government agency for procuring computer hardware/software for government and organizations.
Initiated in the year 2011, the program is currently in its fifth phase and will benefit more than 1 million students with Acer notebooks in total.
ELCOT is buying notebook with specifications of 14-inch display, webcam, Intel processor, 2GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, and Wi-Fi enabled with Windows Professional Edition OS, Microsoft Office and 1 year warranty.
Acer has been ranked No. 4 for total PCs globally by IDC. Acer posted revenues of $10.39 billion for 2014.